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How to make paper shape magnets for your kids.

 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Gather your tools and materials.

  1. cute paper
  2. self adhesive laminate
  3. magnetic tape
  4. scissors
  5. pencil
  6. something to trace with

Step 2: Trace

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Trace your items on the back of your chosen paper. You can also freehand if you prefer.

Step 3: Cut

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Carefully cut out your shapes.

Step 4: Laminate

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Cut off an appropriate amount of the self adhesive laminate. The laminate I used has a graph to make it easier to get the same amount for each side of your project.

Step 5: Laminate

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Carefully remove the protective sheet from one of your laminate pieces and lay your shape on the sticky side.

Step 6: Laminate

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Remove the protective sheet from the other piece of laminate and carefully lay the sticky side down so both sides of the paper are covered. Smooth it out pressing around the edge of the paper.

Step 7: Trim

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Trim the excess laminate off.

Step 8: Magnetize

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Cut off a small piece of the magnetic tape.

Step 9: Magnetize

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Remove the protective sheet from the piece of magnetic tape and place sticky side down onto the back of the paper.

Step 10: Done

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Your magnet is ready to stick on the fridge!